removal from unpainted drywall

It may take a few applications and scrapings to get it all off. If some mild staining still exists even after you have removed the mold, use a stain-blocking primer and paint to mask it. That was the only thing that worked for us. Joint compound, also called drywall compound, should be applied to the perimeter of the new section of drywall to help join it with the rest of the wall and to seal any cracks in between the sections. A Anonymous Jul 28, I texturing and priming the wallpaper then painting over it.

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We had contractors who bailed on us in the middle of a remodel. Flocked wallpaper, lead paint between wallpaper, vinyl wallpaper you name it this house had it. Good to know I was doing it right allll along!!

What worked for us?

Yes, You Can! How to Remove Wallpaper from Unprimed Drywall

It will dry without issue. My dad and me wrote in pencil on the wall under where the wall paper was going. Upload a picture for other readers to see. More success stories All success stories Hide success stories.


If it is really old paper, single layer, just a good soak should get it off. To remove mold, you may need to work with chemical cleaners. Keep the area well-ventilated and have a fan on the cleaned area. Glad yours came off easily. Oh, I am SO glad I stumbled upon this post! Some also believe that druwall effectiveness is not reliably consistent. Thanks so much Rachel. That was a relief.

We bought our house in drywaol in my infintite 22 year old wisdom we had 6rooms wallpapered. Always wear protective gear when removing mold. We had to do a whole house like that a few years ago.

How to Remove Wallpaper from Unprimed Drywall

LOL In one room, we did mess up the wall, so we ended up with textured wall paint and now it looks terrible because there are cracks in it. Oddly, because the old walls are so imperfect, it is the custom here to just paint over wallpaper where ever possible.

Follow along behind with a scraper.

Try an unscented detergent. Thank you so much for sharing this. Jul 8, Messages: It spreads the mold spores, and if you are using bleach, will not eliminate all of the mold. We paid people to finish painting a room that we were taking forEVER to get to.


Since mold can start developing if you leave the area moist, point an electric fan on the spot to help it dry out faster. Use straight vinegar or vinegar mixed in equal parts with water.

Keep the room well ventilated. Through all of the demolition, the termite damage, the water coming out from behind the shower wall, the ancient air conditioner that struggled in the summer heat, and scraping up the vinyl floor, it was the reemoval of removing so much wallpaper that defeated me. Removla replacing the drywall, it is recommended to paint the interior wall cavity with an elastomeric paint like Kilz, and also paint the backside of the drywall you are replacing.

Cover the floor with newsprint or plastic drop cloth and tape the coverings taped in place. Fortunately at ffom time I was on mat leave and it was only in the guest room. September 4, at Mold can cause serious respiratory problems and other health conditions and should be removed as soon as it is noticed.

After countless hours, it is done.